Politics must rise above playground squabbles

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Unlike the Scottish Independence Referendum, I am not eligible to vote in the General Election. For someone who follows politics keenly, this could be a problem, considering that at any opportunity I am given, I would use my vote. However, if I were in a position which allowed me to partake in the upcoming election, I am not entirely sure how I would cast my vote, if I used my vote at all.

The opinion polls suggest this may be the closest election we have seen: I agree, not because of the diverse amount of proposals which parties are offering, but simply because they all appear to be presenting us with the same thing.

Traditionally, it has been the Conservatives and Labour who have battled to win the majority of seats and rule as a whole but now, with the rise of UKIP and the SNP, the two front-runners seem somewhat disgruntled. The televised debates were created to answer the questions of the public, however, realistically, it appears that both Mr Miliband and Mr Cameron are more interested in getting one-up on each other, rather than supplying us with answers. From my early teens, I chose the political army which I intended to follow, however, after watching the performance from the two men who are, supposedly, the most likely to serve as the next Prime Minister, it’s clear that if I were to vote now, I would need to seriously reconsider which party would receive my vote.

To me, it appears to be a completely level playing field. I am not sure how I would feel having any of these parties in charge.

A hung parliament has almost now become inevitable, but Miliband and Cameron? Surely that is a playground squabble just waiting to happen.